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Report: Sergei Fedorov tried to lure Pavel Datsyuk to KHL

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08:29 AM ET 07.20 | Detroit Red Wings fans breathed a sigh of relief earlier this off-season when Pavel Datsyuk signed a 3-year extension to stay in Detroit. But had he left for his native Russia at the end of his contract next year, it could have been Sergei Fedorov's gain. Fedorov, the ex-Red Wings star who's now the general manager of the KHL's CSKA Moscow, told a news outlet in Russia that he sat down with Datsyuk to try and lure him to the KHL starting in 2014. "Unfortunately for us, Pavel extended his contract with Detroit," Fedorov said. "I had a meeting with him a few days before the signing. We had the chance to get Pavel in a year's time, but as a person who knows what the NHL is all about, I understand perfectly well why he did what he did."

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Pavel Datsyuk, John Russell/NHL/Getty Images Pavel Datsyuk, John Russell/NHL/Getty Images
July 20, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Datsyuk Signing Averts Panic in Detroit

July 20, 2013  09:22 AM ET

I love Dats but isn't there some other NHL/Russia story a little more important. The Olympics maybe?

July 20, 2013  10:19 AM ET

"Report: Sergei Fedorov tried to lure Pavel Datsyuk to KHL"

Obviously he didn't succeed.

Old news.

July 20, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And who names a division after this?????

July 20, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Datsyuk Signing Averts Panic in Detroit

Nah. There's always Jaromir Jagr. ;-)

July 20, 2013  10:40 AM ET

He didn't have Anna to lure with.

July 20, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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And who names a division after this?????

That's a divorce division where she says "And you can keep that ****ing car"

July 20, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And who names a division after this?????

Hey, at least it's better than the Gremlin or Thing Division. Remember the Thing?

July 20, 2013  03:12 PM ET

Federico should've smacked Kovalchuck with a cross check if he knows what the NHL is about, as that's what money ripping Kovie needs, and I know of a whole team that would do it at practice, maybe even have a fan contest so the public can be involved.

July 20, 2013  03:13 PM ET

Fredrico? Federov!

July 20, 2013  03:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And who names a division after this?????

Very nice......haven't seen a pic of a Nash Rambler Metropolitan in a long time.....don't even see them at car shows.


But....I agree, a lousy name for a division.

July 20, 2013  03:23 PM ET
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Hey, at least it's better than the Gremlin or Thing Division. Remember the Thing?

You see the Volkswagon THING in a lot of older movies.....but they sure were ugly.....so was the Gremlin.

July 20, 2013  03:23 PM ET

Glad Dats is staying put.

July 21, 2013  06:47 PM ET

"Report: Sergei Fedorov tried to lure Pavel Datsyuk to KHL"

Good thing Datsyuk's mom warned him about dirty old men in trench coats offering free candy.

July 22, 2013  10:32 AM ET

"but as a person who knows what the NHL is all about, I understand perfectly well why he did what he did."

Like I said Friday. Datsyuk knows the NHL is King.

July 22, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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isn't there some other NHL/Russia story a little more important.

No.

There isn't.

July 22, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

No.There isn't.

Absolutely fantastic news that the Big Boys will all be at the Olympics !! Set your massive PVR as soon as game schedules are released.

July 22, 2013  01:39 PM ET
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Absolutely fantastic news that the Big Boys will all be at the Olympics !! Set your massive PVR as soon as game schedules are released.

My, isn't that nice.

I've got 1972 warming up in my archives. Considering buying 1987 as well.

July 22, 2013  01:41 PM ET
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My, isn't that nice.I've got 1972 warming up in my archives. Considering buying 1987 as well.

If you do not watch or pvr the games , i will be forced to e-mail you updates on a regular basis.

 
July 22, 2013  03:12 PM ET
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If you do not watch or pvr the games , i will be forced to e-mail you updates on a regular basis.

I'll just ignore them Like I do all your other emails.

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